8 Great Caregiver Blogs
As a family caregiver trying to do your best to help your aging loved one while also juggling your job, family and many other commitments, you’re probably looking for all the support you can get. Family caregivers are a growing group; its online community is growing, too. To help you find the best online sources, here are Right at Home’s eight favorite blogs for caregivers.
Written by the son of a Alzheimer’s sufferer, the Alzheimer’s Reading Room blog shares news, research, information and advice for other caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Articles from the blog have been syndicated by several major news sources including The Wall Street Journal and Fox News.
This website and blog was created by the award-winning national spokesperson for family caregivers, Brenda Avadian. It focuses on giving advice and encouragement to “illuminate the caregiving journey” and help caregivers to help their loved ones.
This expansive website is a well-read and reputable resource for family caregivers on everything from helping the elderly with finances and end-of-life issues to satisfying the personal needs of the caregiver. Caring.com’s blog section offer advice from four experts in different areas: family tensions, geriatrics, self-care for caregivers and technology.
This is another blog that focuses primarily on Alzheimer’s and dementia, with special sections for Alzheimer’s resources and an Alzheimer’s glossary. It also gives caregiver advice to anyone coping with the challenges of helping an aging loved one, from the perspective of a male caregiver.
Named for the fluctuations in dopamine levels of the writer’s mother, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and dementia, this blog offers a more personal perspective on caregiving. Through the ups and downs of this mother-daughter relationship, Margaret Massey offers “spirited reflections on dementia care and aging well.”
6. eCare Diary
The eCare Diary, with its mission of “simplifying life for the caregiver,” offers an informational blog as well as other tools and resources. It is run by a married couple who have served as family caregivers and worked in healthcare. Among the tools offered is the Care Diary, designed to help caregivers easily coordinate care and share information with their families.
The “ABC” stands for “About Being Connected”—a critical piece of the caregiver formula in the eyes of the married couple who run the blog. Based on their own caregiving experiences, these Sandwich Generation bloggers set out to create a community to help others through this challenging experience.
In addition to regular blogging, Transition Aging Parents founder Dale Carter offers many caregiver resources through the website. These include her ebook, podcasts, an ezine, radio broadcasts and recommendations for even more outside resources.
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